Port Elizabeth clothing tycoon’s R30m court war

Lawsuits filed against companies across SA after ex-manager of business empire bust for alleged fraud

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A Port Elizabeth businessman is suing companies across the country to the tune of R30m after a former employee, arrested this week, allegedly duped customers into depositing his company’s money into his own bank account.

And while Zeyn Essop, the ex-manager of the multimillion-rand clothing and textile import business, fights allegations of fraud in a Port Elizabeth court, his former boss is seeking to hold the unsuspecting business owners liable in his bid to recoup the cash...

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